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  • January 7, 2015

    Mario Cuomo’s 1984 speech serves as a reminder to the president and the Democratic party what struggling Americans need from them. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2015

    When other Democrats supported state executions, Cuomo made a forceful moral argument against it. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2014

    How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2014

    As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise falls far short — but it does serve official DC’s purpose. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2014

    The “self-made” man or woman, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing. Six of today’s ten wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2014

    In order to better the economic lot of their constituency, Democrats should do something they haven’t really contemplated, and have consistently avoided, since the 1930s: taking a side, with all that entails, in a class war. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2014

    The author of Dog Whistle Politics argues that naturalistic assumptions about race mislead liberals in their effort to fathom race’s astringent power, shifting the focus from social dynamics to inherited essences.
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  • July 8, 2014

    It’s the Democratic Party’s own fault that voters struggle to distinguish it from the Republican Party. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2014 | History

    From the health effects of smoking to weapons of mass destruction, the powers that be have told us some real whoppers over the years. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2014

    It’s possible that a US-Iran alliance against al-Qaeda-like groups in Iraq and Syria could lead to a tectonic shift in US policy in the Middle East. Continue reading